Green carpets were rolled out this morning for people, boggling the minds of those who had never heard of PARK(ing) Day before. Though anybody can participate in this worldwide event by simply taking over metered parking spaces, Hartford’s first ever PARK(ing) Day was organized.
We were told that the sod, brought in by KNOX, would be re-used in some way during EnvisionFest this weekend. Because of the limited hours we were unable to see everything, but here’s a glimpse at some ways Downtown’s streets and a parking lot transformed earlier on Friday:
Shortly after setting down some sod, two vehicles attempted to park on it, one of the event planners told me.
On the next block of Trumbull Street, I spoke with the “bs” artists who told me that the Hartford Parking Authority was more relaxed than on the average day.
The surface parking lot at the corner of Asylum and Main/Pratt and Main has been in need of something more creative than parking for years. Today, it experienced a small dose of that something.
On Pearl Street, a park was created in front of the Greater Hartford Welcome Center.
On Main Street, a temporary park was created that nobody would want to try driving over.
Were you able to check out any of the mini parks today? Would you want to design one next September?